We usually go to the same supermarket at the same time each week. Its part of an annoying routine that i have got into and now that the food stocks start to fail at the same time every week i am trapped into it. That sounds all a bit dramatic i suppose! But usually every week you can find me in the same place.
My youngest has been doing this route with me for a few years and up until her sister started school she would be in the trolley. Now she is trusted with the act of walking beside the trolley (in a manner of fashion) and ‘helping’ which of course means every so often its worth taking a cursory glance at the contents of the trolley so i don’t end up accidentally purchasing the extra little bits she feels appropriate to add to this weeks shop.
She has had her eye on the little christmas chocolate decorations for a while and every time we pass them she asks me if we can buy them. I am pretty persistant with my ‘not today, its not christmas yet!’ every time i say that she fiddles a little bit with them but then resigns herself to the truth and wonders on.
Last week we went through the same thing, word for word nearly and she scuttled after me as usual and i didnt think anything of it…
Driving home, i noticed she was quite quiet and looking round i saw her concentrating hard on opening a little tiny red and shiny christmas chocolate ball. We had stopped at some lights and i watched her till she looked up at me and stopped – rabbit in the headlights stylie.
me: “what have you got there?’
me: ‘is it chocolate’
me: ‘ is it from the shop’
her ‘uhhh- huuh’
me: “where did you get it from”
her: ‘my pocket!”
me: ‘ how did it get in your pocket”
her: “it just rolled in there all on its own!”
me: ‘you could have left it in the shop”
her: ”no..no…no…mummy, it would have been very lonely!’
Im wondering if any of those would work in defence!! 🙂